by Robert Herrick

THOSE ills that mortal men endure
So long, are capable of cure,
As they of freedom may be sure ;
But, that denied, a grief, though small,
Shakes the whole roof, or ruins all.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 192.

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